Learning as Schools Re-Open in India

Schools are slowly reopening as we (hopefully) enter a post-COVID world. A student who stopped going to school in class 4 is now in class 6. A student who was …

Full Many a Flower is Born to Blush Unseen …

Maniya is from a small village in DB Kuppe Gram Panchayath in HD Kote taluk in Karnataka.  Located inside the dense Nagarahole forest, it has limited resources and connectivity in …

Happy Teachers Day

Teachers can bring such joy to a child.   Be they formally trained teachers with education degrees, Or teacher trainers who train other teachers, Or volunteer youth from the community …

Soldiering On When Schools are Closed

This trying period has been harsh on our students, our teachers, their families.  Online learning has had many challenges for underprivileged communities – lack of devices and connectivity in rural …

Community Learning Centers During COVID

The bustling campus of the Viveka Tribal Center for Learning went abruptly silent when the COVID lockdown began in March.   All 400+ students from this residential school in the middle …

Empowering Girls in the Time of COVID

COVID forced the suspension of all in-person educational activities, and the Kadam Resource Center for Girls in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, was no exception.   Like students everywhere else, girls who came to …

A Do-It-Yourself Telescope

COVID shut down schools, learning centers, teacher training programs. But it cannot lock down minds. At the Deenabandhu Teacher Resource Center in Chamarajanagara, Ketan and Bharat had an idea. A …

Our Project Visits in 2019

Visiting a project is a treasured activity for many Asha volunteers. We see the optimism of the project partner, feel the energy of the teachers, and hear the merry laughter …

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New Projects in 2019

As the year draws to a close, we look at two new projects we started this year. On this day of Thanksgiving, we thank you, our donors. Thank you for …

Accomplishments and Updates: 2019

Madurai Seed Narpanigal Madurai, Tamil Nadu We are glad to see the growth of Seed Narpanigal from 2007 when we started supporting them.   Under the guidance of Asha Fellow A. …